Families in Pottawatomie County had more food on their plates this Thanksgiving thanks to Citizen Potawatomi Nation enterprises and employees. Tribal employees were able to collect enough food to provide meals for nearly 130 local families.

“We have been helping local families with holiday meals for almost ten years now,” said Scott Hutchinson, employment and social services counselor, Citizen Potawatomi Nation. “Each year the need grows, so we’re thankful that CPN employees and enterprises are so generous.”

Grand Casino Hotel & Resort and Firelake Entertainment Center each contributed $750, CPN clinic contributed $1000 and Firelake Discount Foods donated the turkeys and hams for the meals. Citizen Potawatomi Nation employees collected the canned food, potatoes, fresh vegetables and other items for the meals.

Employees will also be collecting food items for the Christmas holiday.

Families were identified on a referral basis to receive one of the meals.